Latest prescription information about Allylestrenol. Learn how to pronounce the drug’s name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
Generic Name : Allylestrenol
Therapeutic Classification : Hormones
ICD Code : Y42.5
India- Alese Tab, Allynol Tab, Allytry Tab, Anin Tab, Fetugard Tab, Foegard Tab, Fulterm Inj, Fulterm Tab, Gestin Tab, Gravida Tab, Gravidin Tab, Gravinol Tab, Gravion Film-Coated Tab, Gynerol Tab, Gynonys Tab, Iugr Tab, Loestrol Tab, Maintane Tab, Nidagest Tab, Pregdot Tab, Pregnol Tab, Pregular Tab, Profar Tab, Prolin-A Tab, Propeg Tab, Shegest Tab, Thegest-A Tab.
International- Arandal, Aroserine, Cobarenol, Elmolan, Gravynon, Maintane Tab, Perselin, Pregnolin, Turinal.
Why it is prescribed (Indications) :
This medication is a synthetic progestogen, prescribed for the prevention of threatened miscarriage and recurrent pregnancy loss.
Contraindicated in people with history of blood clot events, undiagnosed vaginal bleeding, incomplete abortion, cancer, stroke, severe liver impairment, pregnancy and hypersensitivity.
Category C : Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Dosage & When it is to be taken :
Adult: PO- The recommended dose is 10 to 40 mg per day 1 week.
How it should be taken :
It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food.
Warnings and Precautions :
* Discontinue the medication if there is sudden, partial or complete loss of vision, migraine and blood clot disorders.
* Caution should be exercised in patients with history of epilepsy, migraine, asthma, heart or kidney disease, depression, diabetes and breastfeeding.
* It may cause dizziness or drowsiness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
Side Effects :
Genitourinary- Changes in libido (sexual drive), breast changes, altered menstrual cycles or irregular menstrual bleeding (rare).
Gastrointestinal- Gastrointestinal disturbances and appetite/weight change.
Central Nervous System- Headache, depression and fatigue.
Miscellaneous- Fluid retention, swelling in extremities, pimple, skin rash, hives, fever and excessive hair growth over the body.
Other Precautions :
* Avoid abrupt withdrawal.
Storage Conditions :
Store it at room temperature.